On June 15 - 16, at the IT-park in Kazan, a regional stage of the Digital Breakthrough Contest of the flagship project of the Russian Non-Profit Organization “Russia is a Country of Opportunities” to find new staff for the digital economy, will be held.
Teams of semifinalists from Tatarstan and Mari El will meet at the 36-hour haсkathon, during which they will develop prototypes of digital products aimed at helping to solve pressing issues in health, education and science, public administration, utilities and other industries.
The expert council and the jury of the Digital Contest will chose the best teams that will join the winners from other regions in the final contest. Yakutsk, Veliky Novgorod, Perm and Simferopol together with Kazan will host the second week of the regional stage. According to the results of the hackathon, participants will have the opportunity to run a business, get a job in the leading companies of the country, win a cash prize of 500,000 roubles and also receive a grant from the Innovation Promotion Fund to develop their project. In addition, the contestants will have the opportunity to receive training in special educational programmes in the “Senezh” Management Workshop - the educational centre of the Russian Non-Profit Organization.